Thank you, Helge!Keep off eBay or places that might be “inspired” by eBay prices. The scourge of the used marked is people treating eBay as a price catalog.
Local thrift stores, flea markets, asking around when people discuss cameras, small photo stores, sometimes local classifieds.
It was quite a popular camera, and for good reason, so it pops up quite a bit.
People also, rightly, assume that the customer will be turned off my the almost universal sticky issue. And the price often reflects that.
So….is the 35mm f2 a keeper or still on Craigslist?
Finished roll #3. For the last few shots I used the 28-80 lens that came with it just to see how it is. Compared to a prime like the 50 1.8G, it doesn't 'feel' as nice. It zooms out by itself if you point it down, even though it is not a push/pull zoom.
Just mounted the 50 1.4D; see how it goes. The size and balance is great.
Is that the same lens that often comes with the N75? I have three of those lenses and they don’t zoom out by themselves - at least not yet.
I’m interested to hear/see a comparison of the three lenses you’re using.
Also... if you have the ISO set manually, it resets to DX if you open the back/replace/load a new roll of film.
Ok, an interesting and kinda annoying N80 'feature'
Even if you are using a D lens i.e. a chipped AF lens with an aperture ring, you have to set the aperture to minimum, and can only change the aperture by using one of the dials on the camera body. Even if in aperture priority!
For some reason I thought w a chipped lens, and aperture ring, you could use the aperture ring. Not a biggie, but made me refer to the owner's manual as I thought the camera was maybe not working correctly..
I also checked it with a manual focus chipped lens - a Nikon AI-P - and same thing. You have to have the lens aperture ring at min setting, and control the aperture via the camera.
So, kind of a random remark, but I have a possible explanation for this. On Nikon AF/chipped lenses with an aperture ring, I don't think they have an encoder to tell the CPU which position the ring is set at, only a switch that tells if the ring is set to the minimum aperture. On cameras that have a mechanical aperture tab to sense the aperture ring (FE, FA, F4, N8008, N90, F100, etc, etc), the camera senses where the lens aperture ring is set, so you should be able to control it in A mode with the lens. (Technically, I think it senses how many stops down you are from wide open, not the absolute value of the f-number.)
However, on a camera like the N80 with no aperture following tab, if you turn the lens ring off the minimum aperture, neither the lens CPU or camera CPU knows the set aperture/position of the ring.
You can use the camera dial to control aperture, though, because the camera+lens has open-loop mechanical control of the aperture. For all AF lenses (and MF AI-S lenses), Nikon made the aperture diameter linear with the motion of the stop down lever. So the camera can control how much the lens stops down by the motion of the lever.
This may seem Byzantine, but it's part of how they managed to retrofit the camera-lens interface to allow control from both electronic and mechanical cameras.
Just finished that roll I loaded about 2 hours ago.
Did I mention this camera is really fun to use?
The lens you have on it makes all the difference. With a small AF prime - perfect. With a zoom - even the small and excellent 28-80 D and G types? It just loses some of that, as the French say, I do not know what..
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